Edmund E. Perea - A Cordell & Cordell Albuquerque Divorce Attorney

Edmund E. Perea

Senior Litigation Attorney

Albuquerque Divorce Attorney Edmund PereaFamily  law has always been an interest of Albuquerque divorce attorney Edmund E. Perea as he enjoys the opportunity to assist those facing a challenging time in their life. This stems from his career in law enforcement where he had the opportunity to help many families in a variety of ways who were facing difficult times.

Mr. Perea’s focus in law school was in the area of family law. He spent his law school internship in family court working with a family court judge.

Mr. Perea is compassionate and committed to resolving the family issues his clients face.

“I  have a sense of empathy and understanding of not only the personal challenges associated with divorce or custody, but also an understanding of the court system and all its component parts and how the system comes together to address domestic relations matters,” he said.

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Perea is licensed to practice in New Mexico.


Mr. Perea earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business and Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Perea’s private general practice included many family law cases. He previously served as the Special Prosecutor for the 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and was an Adjunct Professor of Law. Additionally, he spent nearly 24 years with the Albuquerque Police Department and is a former police commanding officer.


  • President elect Albuquerque Bar Association
  • Member – F.B.I. National Academy Associates
  • Member-City Council appointee, Accountability and Government Oversight City of Albuquerque
  • Former member of the New Mexico State Bar Board of Director’s Prosecutors Section
  • Former member of the New Mexico State Bar Employment Law Section


  • President of the Albuquerque Bar Association
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Dean’s Award
  • University of New Mexico Facility Award, Faculty Award
  • City of Albuquerque, West Side Coalition of Neighborhood Association Public Service
  • United States Attorney’s Office – Excellence in Service

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

  • Guest columnist, Albuquerque Journal
  • Use of Lapel Camera’s by Police, F.B.I. National Academy, national publication



“I appreciate the pro activeness of Edmund to contact the OP and trying to get things resolved.”